For the past decade, the world's most powerful nations have turned to sanctions in an attempt to punish North Korea for a series of rocket launches and nuclear tests. Their stated goal: to stop North Korea's march toward acquiring an arsenal of nuclear-armed long-range missiles.
When the first iPhone came onto the market it was something of a revolution in the world of mobile communications. Since then, just about every mobile phone manufacturer has tried to emulate the success that the iPhone has had, producing their own variation on the touch screen phone.
Four thousand people on a stranded ship can't flush. This is what Jet Hilton, a passenger on the Carnival Triumph, texted to her sister to describe the stench on board the cruise ship marooned in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Pope's headquarters, the Vatican, has said it expects a new leader of the Catholic Church to be chosen before Easter. It's after Pope Benedict XVI announced unexpectedly on Monday that he would be leaving the job.
Shaken by the assassination of a prominent leftist opposition leader that unleashed massive protests, Tunisia's prime minister announced Wednesday that he would form a new government of technocrats to guide the country to elections "as soon as possible."
The Chinese New Year was ushered in this weekend in more subdued fashion than normal, with toned-down displays of fireworks and quieter restaurants following a government drive for frugality.
A Kashmiri man convicted in a 2001 attack on India's Parliament that left 14 people dead was hanged Saturday in an Indian prison after a final mercy plea was rejected, a senior Indian Home Ministry official said.
Dozens of people are missing after a ferry capsized on the river Meghna near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, following a collision with a ship carrying sand, police said Friday.